Motorcyclist Hit By Drunk Driver Loses Part of Leg

Litigation Type - Motorcycle Accidents

Client Injury - Loss of Leg

Our client and his wife were riding their motorcycles on a two-lane highway.  Our client was the lead motorcycle and his wife was riding behind him.  They met 5-6 cars going the opposite direction and the 3rd car in that line of vehicles drifted over into our client's lane.  Our client swerved to avoid the car, but it struck the side of his motorcycle with the driver's door area.  The driver that struck him continued on and didn't stop. Our client's wife stopped and the two people in the car right behind her stopped and asked what had happened.  She said that her husband had been hit by a car that kept going.  The people in that vehicle then turned around and found the vehicle that had struck our client a short distance down the road. The driver was trying to change a flat tire sustained in the accident.  When the police arrived at the scene, they arrested the driver, who was intoxicated at the time of the accident.

Our client's left leg was amputated below the knee due to the injuries he sustained in the accident. He also sustained tendon damage to his left hand and had road rash on his side.  The doctors tried to save his leg, but eventually decided it was too badly damaged to do so.  Our client was a service technician for a cable company and was not able to return to that line of work.

Jim Carey filed a lawsuit against the insurance company and in less than 4 months, settled the claim for the full policy limits, including the full umbrella coverage available under the policy.


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Client Reviews

out of 13 reviews
Sharon Jensen
Jim Carey and his staff were great. Returned calls promptly and answered any and all questions in layman's terms for me. Exceeded my expectations. I've already told family and friends that if any of them should need personal injury representation to contact SiebenCarey. I wouldn't hesitate to contact them again if necessary.
Julie Larson
Such a great experience - Angela and Jim were beyond easy to work with - always helpful and friendly, no matter how many times we asked the same question. Very quick to get back to a message or email - would highly recommend this firm.
Lisa Gariepy

The entire Minneapolis team that worked with me was amazing.  Always proactive in sharing what to expect and taking time to explain things.  In a stressful, unfamiliar informed and supported. Wonderful group!

Cheryl Nelson
Jim Carey is down-to-earth, understanding, compassionate, extremely focused and downright brilliant in his skillful and highly successful resolution to my serious injuries resulting from a car accident. I can't say enough about how grateful I am and how pleased I am with his representation and the service from his entire team. Thank you.
Randy Ridout
The team at SiebenCarey was extremely dedicated in helping me with my case. They were knowledgeable, caring , friendly, and sympathetic throughout the entire case. They are like family to me. I would highly recommend them.
Lora O'Hern
Mr. Carey and his staff were so professional  and helpful dealing with our accident. Their communication was excellent. Working with the SiebenCarey team was the only bright spot in our horrible accident experience. We always felt we were represented by extremely knowledgeable and caring people. We appreciate the outstanding service we received.
 
Christine Butina

Jim Carey and his staff were excellent at their jobs. They were very understanding and were always available if you had questions on something with my case. They treated you as if you were their only client that they had. I would definitely recommend sending anyone to SiebenCarey because they really do care about you.

Sarah Peterson

It was a great experience working with Jim and his entire team! Always felt well taken care of and someone was always there to answer my many questions! Thanks!

Jazz Smith

SiebenCarey is a professional and dedicated law organization that help accident victim.

Daniel Ball
Really good professionals, they solved my issues in no time using the most impressive and advanced approach. Really good, highly recommended
St. Paul Local 12
Thanks for everything, your experience paid off BIG!!!
Carly R.

My boyfriend was hit by a car and while all the attorneys he talked to said he didn't have much chance of a case, SiebenCarey took him on and gave him a fighting chance. He's still recovering, but SiebenCarey is making it a lot easier.

Jenna L. at Insider Pages
I have had nothing but great service with these guys. They are very knowledgable on a wide variety of subjects and topic. They will help you with any case you need!

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